FoCRLS’ 100 by 100 Cambridge Business Community Scholarship Initiative reaches its first year $10K goal! (11/30/2015)

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A BIG THANK YOU!!! Cambridge businesses CRLS!

FoCRLS’ 100 by 100 Cambridge Business Community Scholarship Initiative reaches its first year $10K goal!

Friends of CRLS thanks the following “100 by 100” Founding Donors for supporting the students of Cambridge with scholarship donations ranging from $100 to $2,000:
Arams #2 House of Pizza; Architectural Resources Cambridge ; Austin Architects; Bagelsaurus ; Barrell Plumbing & Heating Co. ; The Barrett Family; Beat Brasserie ; Black Ink ; Bonny’s Garden Center ; Boston Marriott Cambridge; Broadway Bicycle School ; Broadway Marketplace; Cambridge Auto Center; Cambridge Printing Company ; Cambridge Trust Company ; Carlone & Associates ; Charles Hotel ; Chestnut Hill Realty;; Club Passim ; Courthouse Seafood Susanna; Crema Cafe ; Custom Eyes ; Daedalus Restaurant ; Dickson Bros. Hardware ; Didriks ; Fleming Printing Co. ; Formaggio Kitchen; Forty Winks; Four Burgers; Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty ; Gnomon Copy; Grendel’s Den Restaurant and Bar; Harvard Book Store; Harvard Square Business Association; Hong Kong Restaurant; Irving House and Harding House; Local Root; Longleaf Lumber; M. F. Keane Contracting; Middle East Cambridge Bicycle ; Newbury Comics Porter Square Books ; Noble & Wickersham, LLP; OPositive Coaching & HR Services; Pann Home Services & Remodeling ; Petsi Pies; RV Print Solutions; S+H Construction, Inc.; Sheraton Commander Hotel; TAGS Hardware; Tayrona; Trinity Property Management ; University Stationery Company; and Zoe’s Restaurant.

A huge thank you too to Cambridge Local First for endorsing and promoting the 100 by 100 Initiative, and to the Harvard Square Business Association for being an organizational sponsor. Their ongoing support has been so important in getting word out about the 100 by 100 Initiative

The $10K raised in scholarships will be presented at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School at the 2015/2016 CRLS Scholarship Night. This scholarship initiative was launched by Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FoCRLS), a nonprofit organization benefitting students and faculty of the city’s only public high school. “We are thrilled – but not surprised – at the enthusiastic response of Cambridge business leaders; the “100 by 100” campaign hit its first year goal of $10,000 over a month before year’s end,” said Elaine Schear, FoCRLS’s Executive Director. “Cambridge is fortunate to have such an engaged business community.”

IMPORTANT NOTE — It’s not too late to become a Founding Donor! “100 by 100” donations received by December 31 are eligible, so interested businesses should email us at info@focrls.org, call us at 857-235-9290 or visit our website at www.focrls.org.

FOCRLS Board Comings and Goings! Sabino / Vernon / Baxter / Toner (11/29/2015)

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Much news from the FOCRLS Board. First, Friends of CRLS sends a big thank you to outgoing Board President Jamie Sabino for her commitment and service to CRLS, first as FOCRLS Treasurer, and then as President, including leading our organization through its strategic planning process. We are pleased that Jamie will continue to serve on the FOCRLS Board.

Secondly, we welcome our new Board of Directors President Elizabeth Vernon and Secretary Dawn Baxter, and thank them both for their dedication and hard work — past, present, and future, as well as Neil Rosenburg, FOCRLS Treasurer for the talents he has brought and continues to bear for the organization.

And finally, we are honored to welcome new Board member Paul Toner, who has an illustrious career in education and is sure to be a source of wisdom and inspiration.